Common Ground

(Common Ground)

Common Ground

A VR tour of a historically important housing estate for the socially disadvantaged in South London. The site is undergoing huge renovation, causing changes for the thousands of residents still living there.

This interactive VR project looks at the link between society and architecture. It plays out at Aylesbury Estate, an architectural monument to history and symbol of social housing. The VR documentary explores the estate’s public areas as well as taking a look into the residents’ private spaces. It examines how design, urban planning, dreams of utopian living and also political will affect the lives of ordinary people. Via techniques such as stereoscopic 360° video, photogrammetry, 3D modelling and working with archive materials, the viewer will discover how the housing estate has evolved since being built in the 1960s. The project got the prestigious World Press Photo Award.

About the film

Director: Darren Emerson
UK
2019 | 30 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Director

Darren Emerson

Filmography
2019 - Common Ground
2015 - WITNESS 360

Darren Emerson

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